Even an award-winner can be made better. The “best flash unit in Europe 2007/2008” has received a little more fine-tuning. In order to carry on meeting the highest standards in quality, a high quality metal base has been added which can be attached to the camera’s flash shoe in one easy movement. This innovative high performance unit boasts a USB interface through which specific firmware for each model variant can be conveniently updated via computer and Internet.
It looks sleek, artfully meters flash and is both intuitive and impressively powerful. Equipped with new innovations, the Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 digital offers cutting-edge secondary reflector technology, high performance energy management, multiple zone AF flash metering and a fully pivoting reflector system. The Metz top model works with all camera-specific system flash modes from Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus/Panasonic or Sony Alpha cameras including their respective wireless TTL modes. If the camera has a built-in flash then the mecablitz 58 AF-2 digital can be employed wirelessly in the system, even in servo mode (only Canon, Nikon and Olympus/Panasonic version). Thanks to its high guide number, the 58 AF-2 digital is not only extremely powerful but can also be used effectively for bouncing flash. Metz has integrated a flip-out reflector card for its vertically-tilting and horizontally-swivelling reflector. Thanks to the integrated and system controlled secondary reflector, bouncing flash adds additional brilliance to close-ups.
Special functions for any flash situation
The mecablitz 58 AF-2 digital offers the perfect solution for every flash situation. The innovative secondary reflector provides perfect image illumination for portraits. Numerous manual fine tuning options afford the mecablitz 58 AF-2 digital exceptional creative photographic freedom. Virtually limitless possibilities are opened up for individualised lighting thanks to a fully swivelling reflector system which also contains a flip-out reflector card and a diffuser. The slave function and the new servo function allow the new top model in the Metz compact flash unit range to be used without constraints in various operating modes, depending on the camera model. With the servo flash release, no camera master function is required to use the flash as an additional creative light source in the room. The camera-specific wireless TTL remote mode of the respective model comes into play with the slave function. In addition, automatic mode provides the possibility of achieving a perfect picture even in situations where the camera-specific TTL control is impaired.
High performance compact flash with USB connection
Thanks to the Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 digital USB interface, updates can be easily installed via the Internet. Due to its very high guide number 58 for ISO 100/21° and 105 mm focal length, the 58 AF-2 digital is not just high performance but also lends itself perfectly to being used as an indirect flash. The real highlight – a flip-out reflector card which is integrated into the both vertically and horizontally tilting and swivelling reflector.
Different versions for Canon, Nikon/Fujifilm, Olympus/Panasonic/Leica, Pentax and Sony
It goes without saying that the respective camera manufacturer’s refined flash lighting technology can also be employed with the corresponding version of the mecablitz 58 AF-2 digital, in addition to numerous special functions, such as high speed synchronisation. Thus the 58 AF-2 digital offers E-TTL and E-TTL II flash mode for Canon – iTTL/D-TTL/3D flash mode for Nikon/Fujifilm – P-TTL for Pentax and four thirds TTL mode for Olympus/Panasonic/Leica.
Metz mecablitz – Technology "Made in Germany"
Metz flash units represent high performance technology and reliable quality. We have been manufacturing exclusively in Germany for over 50 years. As such we hold a unique position – Metz is the only manufacturer of flash devices to develop and manufacture products in Europe.
• High max. guide number 58 for ISO 100/21° and 105 mm
• High flash number (e.g. 230 full flashes with NiMH rechargeable batteries (2100 mAh))
• Flash delay 0.1 – 4.5 seconds (depending on energy source and flash
• Secondary reflector with 2 light levels
• Vertical (-7/+90°) and horizontal (300°) swivel reflector
• Illuminated dot matrix LC display
• Motor zoom for 24 – 105 mm illumination
• Integrated wide-angle diffuser for 12 mm illumination
• Flip-out reflector card
• Modelling light (permanent light to check image illumination)
• Integrated autofocus multi-zone flash metering
• Flash readiness indicator and correct exposure display on the LCD and camera